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K-Town Countdown brings in 2019 with live music and fireworks

December 10, 2018 -

Join the City in bringing in the New Year at the K-Town Countdown! Take part in hands-on and active fun for all ages inside and outside the Leon's Centre. Festivities conclude at 9 p.m. with a spectacular fireworks display in Confederation Basin.

The K-Town Countdown starts at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31 at the Leon's Centre, 1 The Tragically Hip Way.

Inside the Leon's Centre

Scheduled live entertainment

  • 6 p.m. – Mad Science educates with their highly interactive and exciting science experiments
  • 7 p.m. – The BarryO Kid Show brightens the evening with magic and ventriloquism
  • 8 p.m. – Solomon Woodland entertains with his acoustic blues and country tunes

Ongoing interactive activities

  • New Year's Eve skate party in the Leon's Centre arena, every hour on the hour starting at 5 p.m. Tickets for the next skating time will be given to those in line on the half-hour with the exception of the first skate at 5 p.m.
  • Crafts and games
  • New Year's Eve photo booth
  • Movie characters
  • Face painting (by donation)
  • Food available for purchase from the Leon's Centre concession stands

Outside and around Downtown Kingston

Dress for the weather and plan to enjoy:

  • Until 11 p.m. – Weather permitting, skating in Springer Market Square. Skate rentals are available until 10 p.m.
  • 9 p.m. – Spectacular fireworks finale to celebrate the New Year. The best viewing location is Confederation Basin.

All Kingston Transit buses will operate on their regular weekday schedule.* Children 14 and under ride for free. Plan your bus trip with Kingston Transit at www.KingstonTransit.ca/TripPlanner or with your preferred transit app.

If you have accessibility needs and require assistance, please contact ehatchette@cityofkingston.ca.

Event updates – including notifications about fireworks – will be posted on the City's website at www.CityofKingston.ca/FeatureEvents, Facebook and Twitter pages.

*Note: a change from the original release has been made.